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After closing down on September 5th, 2023, Pizzeria DeVille has reopened and is now open for business at 404 N Milwaukee Avenue, under the new ownership of Mr. JR Escobar.

Local Restaurant Pizzeria DeVille Re-opens its Doors Under New Management

Akshay Jaladi, Staff Member February 29, 2024

Local Libertyville restaurant, Pizzeria DeVille, has re-opened its doors after closing down on Sept. 5, 2023, under a new owner, Mr. JR Escobar.  In September 2023, former owner Mr. John Durning...

The IHSA recently announced the addition of girls flag football as a statewide sport.

IHSA to hold inaugural girls flag football season in fall 2024

Jack Birmingham, Sports Editor February 27, 2024

Girls flag football will be an official athletic program with an accompanying state series as of the fall 2024 season. On Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024, an email from Illinois High School Association (IHSA)...

Dr. K started as the Principal on July 1, 2017 after previously working at Highland Park High School, and he will be serving his 7th and final year as the Principal of LHS. He will take the role of the D128 Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning starting with the 2024-25 school year. (Photo via DOI Archive)

Principal Dr. Koulentes stepping down, will take role of D128 Assistant Superintendent

Grace Jackman and Sophia Jackman February 22, 2024

On Feb. 22, 2024 Principal Dr. Thomas Koulentes announced that he will be stepping down as Principal and will take the role of the D128 Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning. He will finish...

Dr. Brian Wegley, former Superintendent of Northbrook/Glenview School District 30, will join the D128 administration until a new hire is found. Picture via Distirct 128 Webpage

Asst. Superintendent Resigns, Interim Hired

Louie Perry and Ranya Belabbes February 20, 2024

*Update to this breaking news story found here Resignation District 128 Board of Education held a Special Board Meeting on Monday, Feb. 12, in which the board accepted the resignation of Dr. Yesenia...

(Top) An architect’s drawing of a proposed plan for the renovated cafeteria, featuring a skylight and an open floor plan. (Bottom) A photo of what the cafeteria currently looks like, having been built in 1953 and last expanded in the ‘60s.

Multi-million dollar renovation planned for cafeteria

Grace Jackman, Copy Editing Manager February 16, 2024

The current cafeteria, built in 1953, will potentially undergo a major renovation that includes updating the servery, seating area, kitchen area, floors and ceilings. The total cost is estimated to range...

Stricter social hosting law is in the works

Stricter social hosting law is in the works

Grace Huber February 16, 2024

Libertyville village attorneys are currently in the process of drafting a new ordinance that would make the consequences of social hosting more strict. Social hosting is when an adult, such as a...

At the Sept. 26  board meeting, students and parents gathered in the Vernon Hills High School library to give their stance on this issue. Multiple students spoke during the public comment portion of the meeting. At the Nov. 13  board meeting, the board adopted the new operational calendar. (Photo Courtesy: Sophie Lee)

The holiday issue: Community is concerned with the new operational calendar

Aarna Mishra and Eva Fahrenkrog December 18, 2023

The D128 Board of Education has adopted an operational calendar for the 2024-2025 school year. The operational calendar determines non-attendance days by the number of staff and students who would miss...

130 students and staff participate in a rally to promote peace between Israel and Palestine in the main gym bleachers before school. Many wore white ribbons that were passed out at the door to show their support for peace.

BREAKING NEWS: Students and staff gather in main gym for peace rally regarding Israel-Palestine conflict.

Rishi Tipparti, Opinion Editor December 14, 2023

On Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023, 130 students and staff gathered in the main gym from 8:30-8:45 a.m. to rally for peace regarding the ongoing Israel-Palestine conflict. The optional, student-led rally...

Junior Jake Potter and senior Danielle Gibson conduct a plethora of interviews with  famous characters and people as they look for the best employee for their rubber band company. Evident by Gibsons comments throughout the skit, it was clear to the audience how annoyed she became with the supposed ‘meet & greets’ her partner set up, leading her to quit in the end.

Students of all ages take the stage for the One Acts Play Festival

Zahraa Patel and Caroline Scott December 11, 2023

On Thursday, Nov. 30 and Friday, Dec. 1, Stageplayers presented their One Act Play Festival: a series of student-directed skits that were fully self-written or adapted from another source. The plays...

This drawing on display outside the library imagines what the four soldiers would have looked like had they posed for a picture standing in front of LHS’s Brainerd Building (the Butler Lake building was not built until 1954). The drawing was created by artist Jeriann Dosemagen under the direction of Nemmers and Eggert.

Historian Publishes Novel About Four US Marines Who Attended LHS

Akshay Jaladi, Staff Member December 11, 2023

On November 10th, in the Studio Theater, historian Joseph Nemmers showcased his new book “The Very Best We Had” which highlights Lloyd Iverson, Ole Ekstrom, Jack Brown and Jack Cherenovich, four Libertyville...

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